02Feb

Speakers for Feb 2020

Speakers for Feb 2020 4 Feb – Dr. Paul Lachelier, “Learninglife’s Family Diplomatic Initiative”11 Feb – Dr. Cecily Havert, “Cardiovascular Disease in Women: Dispelling the Myths”18 Feb – Bob Livingston, “Chasing Windmills”25 Feb – pending (Frank Fannon tells me we’ll have this one soon) Detailed Speaker information available under the Meeting information in Upcoming Events Section. ...

01Feb

Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation extending fundraising partnership to eradicate polio

Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation extending fundraising partnership to eradicate polio Partnership will infuse an additional US$450 million into global polio eradication effort EVANSTON, Il. (January 22, 2020) – Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are renewing their longstanding partnership to end polio, announcing a joint commitment of up to $450 million to support the global polio eradication effort. “Because of the efforts of Rotary and its partners, almost 19 million people are walking today who would have otherwise...

01Feb

How Rotary’s emblem evolved

Rotary  Club of Chicago emblem, circa 1906. The Rotary wheel, unchanged since 1924, was redesigned many times in the early years of the organization.  A Rotary Club of Chicago emblem that featured a wagon wheel influenced early logos of other clubs and Rotary International.  Early club emblem In 1905, Montague M. Bear, an engraver and member of the Rotary Club of Chicago, sketched a wagon wheel with 13 spokes as a club emblem. When fellow club members began to complain that the...

20Jan

Incoming RI president announces 2020-21 presidential theme

Rotary International President-elect Holger Knaack is encouraging Rotarians to seize the many opportunities Rotary offers to enrich their lives and the communities they serve. Watch the theme address Knaack, a member of the Rotary Club of Herzogtum Lauenburg-Mölln, Germany, revealed the 2020-21 presidential theme, Rotary Opens Opportunities, to incoming district governors at the Rotary International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA, on 20 January. Rotary isn’t just a club for people to join, but rather “an invitation to endless opportunities,” said Knaack, who becomes...

07Jan

Toastmasters and Rotary partner to help members grow professionally and make a difference in their communities

Toastmasters and Rotary partner to help members grow professionally and make a difference in their communities ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Jan. 7, 2020 — Members of Toastmasters and Rotary will enhance their skills, broaden their networks and increase their positive impact in communities through a new collaboration. The ongoing relationship between the two organizations will begin at the grassroots level with local club members learning and working together. Additionally, Toastmasters will create a set of eight structured communication and leadership development courses for Rotary with...

01Dec

Speakers for December 2019

December 3 – Michael Maibach “Return to City Council Wards” December 10 – Meredith Endres “How the STEM Method Can Help Meet Rotary’s Clean Water Objectives” December 17 – Christmas Luncheon December 24 – NO MEETING December 31 – NO MEETING ...

01Nov

Speakers for November 2019

November 5 – Dr. Gregory Cardinal – Podiatrist in Motion November 12 – CAPT. (USN, Ret) Timothy Oliver -The Importance of Submarines to the National Defense November 19 – George Hanson – The Symphony Means Business November 26 – Kathy Summers – “The Honduran Context and what Rotary is                                                                        ...

30Oct

Rotary provides millions in polio funding as wild polio virus type 3 is eradicated

Rotary provides millions in polio funding as wild poliovirus type 3 is eradicated US$50 million will impact over 38 million children as the program reaches two key milestones: wild poliovirus type 3 eradication and Africa reaching three years with no wild poliovirus transmission Read more… https://www.rotary.org/en/rotary-provides-millions-polio-funding-wild-poliovirus-type-3-eradicated ...